Medical Decision Making

The September 2023 issue of Helen includes an article written by Thomas F. Coleman, executive director of Spectrum Institute and legal consultant to the Alternatives to Guardianship Project. Titled “Medical Decision-Making Rights: What You Should Know,” the article offers advice for patients, parents, and providers. The article also advises professional organizations, such as AADMD and state medical, dental, nursing, hospital, psychological, psychiatric, and social work associations to convene workgroups on the decision-making rights of adult patients with developmental disabilities. They should identify or develop training materials and webinars on this topic. Annual meetings or professional conferences should include sessions to […]

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